Consistently voted one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is dynamic, cosmopolitan and a lot of fun. Packed full of museums, galleries and cultural sights, home to one of Australia’s best food scenes and boasting a fantastic selection of bars, clubs and pubs, the city is a great destination for anyone who wants to explore the very best Australia has to offer.
Areas & Neighbourhoods in Melbourne
Fitzroy – Centred around Brunswick Street, Fitzroy is Melbourne’s bohemian quarter. Enjoy a lazy brunch, shop for unique souvenirs in the countless independent shops and soak up the creative atmosphere. In the evenings, the area is packed with quirky bars and pubs making it a great destination for a night out.
Flinders Quarter – Another important part of Melbourne’s creative scene and one of the city’s most fashionable districts, the Flinders Quarter is dotted with upmarket boutiques and designer shops. Stop off at one of the Flinders Quarter’s stylish eateries to refuel in between shopping sessions.
St. Kilda – This picturesque waterfront district is one of the most popular in Melbourne. Head to St Kilda to stroll, run or cycle along the foreshore, relax in the district’s pretty park, take a dip in the historic St Kilda Sea Baths or shop for records, cloths and vintage items in one of the nearby streets. If you are here on a Sunday there's the added delight of exploring the lively arts and crafts market.
Collingwood – Over the past few years the number of interesting bars, restaurants and shops in this central district has increased enormously. There is now a fantastic choice of places to eat and drink in the district, making it a great destination for an evening out as well as a day of retail therapy.
Things to See in Melbourne
As you’d expect from a city of its size and stature, Melbourne has plenty of historic and cultural sights to explore. Start with a visit to Flinders Street Railway Station, the iconic early 20th building that has become an emblem of the city. The enormous Queen Victoria Market is another important Melbourne landmark, as are Federation Square, the Central Business District and Eureka Tower, the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere. If you want to learn more about the city’s fascinating past, visit the Old Melbourne Gaol, which once housed the infamous Ned Kelly, the Immigration Museum or the Shrine of Remembrance.
Things to Do in Melbourne
With so many different districts and important sights to explore, you’ll find more than enough in Melbourne to keep you busy for the duration of your stay. Explore the city’s creative districts, enjoy a night out in Fitzroy or St Kilda, delve into Melbourne’s vibrant food scene or enjoy a day of museum and gallery hopping in the city centre. To get a real taste of Melbourne life grab a ticket for an Aussie Rules match or a cricket game and experience Australian passion at its best.
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